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885 St. Charles Dr. #11, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
805 373-8824 e-mail: mtbikesman@aol.com

September 2009

Remember to have your radios for the rides and tune them to channel 5.25.

The Endurance Rating rates distance, climbing & pace of the rides.   E1 represents the lowest level of exertion needed to complete a ride. And E5 represents the highest level of exertion needed to complete a ride.

The Technical Rating (how smooth/rocky):

T1

Mostly smooth & wide

T2

Mostly smooth but variable width

T3

Predominately uneven surfaces & somewhat rocky

T4

Long segments with rocky and uneven surfaces

T5

Extensive segments with rocky & uneven surfaces with possible drops & exposure


Summary

Wednesday

September 2

9:00 AM (E3 - T3)

Steve: Weekday Morning Ride

Saturday

September 5

9:00 AM (E3.5 - T2)

JayBackbone West from Encinal Rd

Saturday

September 5

9:30 AM (E2 - T2)

KerrySycamore Canyon from the Beach - Wood Canyon and Singletracks

Sunday

September 6

9:30 AM (E3.5 - T4)

RandyShorter Santa Rosa / Wildwood Loop

Wednesday

September 9

9:00 AM (E3 - T3)

Steve: Weekday Morning Ride

Saturday

September 12

8:00 AM (E4 - T3)

TamaraNew Millennium Loop

Sunday

September 13

9:00 AM (E3.0 - T3.0)

TomCheeseboro/China Flats Loop

Wednesday

September 16

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

TamaraMTB Sycamore Canyon at Night

Thursday

September 17-20

 (Woo - Hoo!!)

Mammoth...Mammoth...Mammoth!!!

Saturday

September 19

7:45 AM (E4 - T4)

WendyCaballero/Roger's Road

Sunday

September 20

9:30 AM (E4 - T4)

RandyNorth Ranch Rim Trail

Tuesday

September 22

6:00 PM

Susan: WINE & CHEESE SUMMER ENDING CELEBRATION

Wednesday

September 23

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

JayMTB Reseda at Night

Saturday

September 26

8:30 AM (E4 - T4)

CharlotteLas Llajas/Devil's Canyon/Johnson Mtwy/Chumash

Sunday

September 27

9:00 AM (E3.5 - T3.5)

BobSycamore: Sin Nombre-2 Foxes-Guadalasca-Backbone

Wednesday

September 30

9:00 AM (E3 - T3)

Steve: Weekday Morning Ride

Wednesday

September 30

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

CharlotteMTB Cheeseboro at Night

Saturday

October 3

9:00 AM (E5 - T5)

TamaraSanta Ana River Trail

Sunday

October 4

9:30 AM (E3 - T3)

LouisaGrout Bay/Gray's Peak

Sunday

October 25

8:00 AM

CORBA Fat Tire Fest @ Castaic Lake Recreation Center


Randy - 805 373-8824   mtbikesman@aol.com

 

Susan - 805 630-1736

Tamara - 805 490-3650   MtnBykGirl@yahoo.com

 

Tom - 805 276-4042   photote@msn.com

Bob - 805 890-0052   goodtobebob2005-97@yahoo.com

 

Kerry - Kerryrichardson01@yahoo.com

Charlotte - 805 890-1234   cfarrens@gmail.com

 

Jay - 818 383-8426   jays55@earthlink.net

Steve - 805 402-3128

 

Louisa - 626 840-8967   Louisa@knobby.ws

Wendy - 818 522-0840   cyberdivachick@yahoo.com

 


The Fine Print

By riding with the North Ranch Mountain Bikers I understand and accept the following:

► I understand that mountain biking can be dangerous and accidents can result in either injury or death.

► I understand there is no charge for the bike rides.

► I understand that the trails the North Ranch Mountain Bikers ride may not be verified for safety or ridability.

► I understand that it is my responsibility to determine if my riding skills match the difficulty of the trail we are riding on.

► I understand that the ride leaders accept no responsibility for my safety on any ride and that I undertake any ride knowing that I and I alone am responsible for my safety on the ride.

NEWS FOR EVERYONE

Thursday, September 17: Mammoth...Mammoth...Mammoth!!!.   Let's get away for the Mammoth closing weekend and spend 3 days riding in the Sierras on Mammoth Mountain!   We will travel up on Thursday, September 17th and ride, ride, ride Friday Sept. 18th through Sunday Sept. 20th and head home Sunday afternoon.   This is an outstanding location to practice and further develop your technical riding skills while having a great time on the mountain riding with friends.  Although there are trails for most levels, this will not be a fully guided NRMB event.  Mammoth also provides very helpful, detailed trial maps.  Please RSVP so we can make sure there are riders at your level to group you with on this trip.

Some of the key features of the Mammoth location: - 100-plus miles of awesome dirt single-track  -  Descend 3,000 exhilarating feet from Mammoth's summit to the Canyon Lodge  -  Expansive vistas and pine tree corridors  -  You're fun NRMB friends will be there! 

Mammoth Bike Park website:
http://www.mammothmountain.com/bike_ride/bike_park/index.cfm

Wendi Hoagland & I will be compiling a list of who's going and coordinating this trip, so please e-mail me (cfarrens@gmail.com)  if you are in for this fun trip. I can also help provide lodging locations and carpooling assistance. 
 Time: 9:30 am.
Endurance Rating = Woo, Technical Rating = Hoo!!

Sunday, October 25: CORBA Fat Tire Fest @ Castaic Lake Recreation Center.   Join us for CORBA's biggest fundraising event (not to mention CORBA's biggest PARTY) of the year! - Place: Castaic Lake State Recreation Area 8:00AM - 10:30AM: Poker Ride Check-In 8:00AM - Noon: Poker Ride (Helmets Required!) 11:00AM - 1:00PM: Clinics, contests, demos 11:30AM - 1:00PM; BBQ Lunch 1:00PM: Awards and Raffle Cost is $30 for CORBA members and $35 for non-members. Pre-register and receive 10 raffle tickets. Go to http://www.fattirefest.com/ for more information and to register. CORBA is also looking for volunteers to work this event. If you are interested in helping out please contact Tamara. Time: 8:00 am.

Directions:   Take the 405 / 5 Fwy North a few miles past Magic Mountain. Take Exit 176A for Parker Rd toward Castaic. Head to the right. Parker will turn into Ridge Route Road. Stay on that until you get to Castaic Lake Drive, three way stop, turn right. Then look for guard shack on right.

WEEKEND RIDES

Wednesday, September 2: Weekday Morning Ride.   Are you free during the week for a ride? Come join us for our new weekday morning rides, to be held once a week. The location of the the ride will be determined 1 to 2 days in advance. If the weather is expected to be cool, we'll ride at one of our regular inland spots. If it looks like it's going to be a scorcher, we'll find somewhere cooler! The location will be announced on the eGroup (http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/North_Ranch_Mtn_Bikers/) the evening before the ride at the latest. The expected difficulty will be about E3-T3, but the ride route will be determined at the trailhead and may be a little easier or more difficult than this. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3, Technical Rating = T3, About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Steve

Saturday, September 5: Backbone West from Encinal Rd .   This ride has lots of swooping, curving singletrack and some great views! We start with a gentle climb up the new Encinal singletrack segment to the Decker/Mulholland singletrack segment of the Backbone Trail, cross the road and continue up to Etz Meloy Motorway. We'll head west on the Etz Meloy segment of the Backbone Trail enjoying the spectacular views in all directions, including into Hidden Valley and Lake Sherwood. After 2 miles on the fireroad, we'll cross paved Yerba Buena Rd to get onto the singletrack Backbone Trail and ride it 4.5 miles to the base of the the Mishe Mokwa Trail. We'll turn around here and retrace our path. An easier option on the way back is to take Yerba Buena/Little Sycamore Canyon Rd back instead of the Etz Meloy Motorway. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5, Technical Rating = T2, 19 Miles and 2500 Feet of Climbing , About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Jay

Directions:   From Thousand Oaks and points west, exit the 101 Freeway at Westlake Blvd and head south. About 3.5 miles past Potrero, turn left onto Mulholland and go 2.5 miles. Make a very sharp right turn onto Encinal Canyon Rd (west, back towards Decker), drive for 2.3 miles and park at the side of the road.
From Agoura and points east, exit the 101 at Kanan and head south. After 6 miles, turn right onto Mulholland for 1 mile, then bear left onto Encinal Canyon Rd. After 2.3 miles more, park at the side of the road.

Saturday, September 5: Sycamore Canyon from the Beach - Wood Canyon and Singletracks.   We’ll begin at the parking lot and ride up the Big Sycamore Trail and Wood Canyon. From there we'll go up and down Wood Canyon and climb up to the water tower. The rewarding part of this ride is going down Ranch Center Drive (paved bike path) and the singletracks (Art's Trail, Sin Nombre Trail, and Two Foxes/Coyote Trail). Then it’s back to the main fireroad which takes us back to the beach. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E2, Technical Rating = T2, 13 Miles and 1000 Feet of Climbing , About 2.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Kerry

Directions:   For those who are coming from the San Fernando/ Los Angeles area: Take the 101 Fwy towards Ventura and exit on Kanan Road (make a left turn from the exit ramp).
Then make a right turn on PCH 1 and head towards Sycamore Canyon (it is approximately 14 miles northwest of Kanan Road and is on the right side).

For those who are coming from the Santa Barbara/ Ventura/ Oxnard/ Camarillo area: Take the 101S Fwy (101N for those who are coming from Thousand Oaks/ Simi Valley) and exit on S Las Posas Road (going towards PCH). Then go to PCH 1 South and look for signs to go to Sycamore Canyon (which is on the left side).

If you don’t want to pay the $10 fee for parking in the lot you can look for parking on PCH. For the ride we'll meet on the park side of Pacific Coast Hwy 1 for the ride (in front of the restrooms, located by the campground/ parking lot area, turn left after you pass the gaurd).

Sunday, September 6: Shorter Santa Rosa / Wildwood Loop.   We start by climbing the hill behind CLU and cut off onto the Santa Rosa trail that leads into Wildwood Park. This is a very fun singletrack that is moderatey to fairly technical. There are some great views of the Santa Rosa Valley along the way. Once down in Wildwood we’ll head out towards Lizard Rock via the fireroad (Stage Coach singletrack optional ). From here we will take the Lizard Rock singletrack down to the valley floor and head on to the falls. Then there’s a fairly steep but relatively short climb up the beginning part of the Lynn Muir trail. After the climb there is a lot of fun to be had on the rest of the singletrack, which leads out to Lynn Road. From here it is just a short road ride back to the cars. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5, Technical Rating = T4, 11 Miles and 1700 Feet of Climbing , About 2.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Randy

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway to the Lynn Road exit in Thousand Oaks. At the end of the off-ramp proceed north. Take Lynn for several miles (it will turn into Olsen Road) until you reach Mountclef Blvd. (at CLU). Park on the street at the northwest corner of Mountclef and Olsen.

Wednesday, September 9: Weekday Morning Ride.   Are you free during the week for a ride? Come join us for our new weekday morning rides, to be held once a week. The location of the the ride will be determined 1 to 2 days in advance. If the weather is expected to be cool, we'll ride at one of our regular inland spots. If it looks like it's going to be a scorcher, we'll find somewhere cooler! The location will be announced on the eGroup (http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/North_Ranch_Mtn_Bikers/) the evening before the ride at the latest. The expected difficulty will be about E3-T3, but the ride route will be determined at the trailhead and may be a little easier or more difficult than this. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3, Technical Rating = T3, About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Steve

Saturday, September 12: New Millennium Loop.   

For a warm up we’ll ride the Grasslands trail and head out to DeAnza Park. From there we’ll bike a couple of blocks on the road to the Bark Park. Then we’ll climb the singletrack behind the Bark Park to the New Millennium Trail and head north at the “T”. From here there’s some really sweet singletrack riding for miles with plenty of ascents and decents, and switchbacks galore, including the "Too-Tight" Switchbacks and the Pyramid Switchbacks. We’ll stay on the Millennium Singletrack which weaves through the Calabasas Hills and affords some spectacular views for quite a few miles. Eventually we’ll hook up with the Las Virgenes View Trail which will take us back to the cars.

 Meet at 8:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4, Technical Rating = T3, 20 Miles and 3500 Feet of Climbing , About 4.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Tamara

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway to the Las Virgenes Road exit in Calabasas. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south toward the ocean. Park in one of the dirt areas on the corner of Las Virgenes and Mulholland.

Sunday, September 13: Cheeseboro/China Flats Loop.   We start up the main fire road and continue up the Sulphur Springs trail to Shepherd’s Flat. Then we take the connector trail, west, to the spot that overlooks Palo Comado Canyon. We go up Palo Comado until we come to the top of China Flats. The loop around the top of China Flats is both beautiful and easy. Then we retrace our tracks and enjoy some fun downhill all the way back to the cars. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.0, Technical Rating = T3.0, 15 Miles and 1800 Feet of Climbing , About 2.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Tom

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway to the Chesebro exit in Agoura. Head north and make a right on Chesebro Road. Follow the narrow road one-mile and turn right at the park entrance. Continue up the paved road 1/4 mile to the top parking lot.

Saturday, September 19: Caballero/Roger's Road.   We begin with a moderate to fairly difficult climb up the Caballero singletrack to dirt Mulholland. From here it is a moderate climb on fireroads up to the hub and onto a fun singletrack that leads to Roger's Road. We will proceed along Roger’s Road, a moderate singletrack, past the ‘Old Oak Tree’ to the bridge overlook. The route back to the cars will mostly retrace our earlier path. Meet at 7:45 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4, Technical Rating = T4, 20 Miles and 3200 Feet of Climbing , About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Wendy

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway to the Reseda Blvd. exit in Tarzana. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south (towards the ocean). Continue up Reseda a couple of miles and park on the street at the trailhead. If you come upon the Braemar Country Club you've gone a little too far.

Sunday, September 20: North Ranch Rim Trail.   How about a ride that starts where this bike club started years and years ago? Lets bike along the northern edge of North Ranch moving east until we get to Dead Cow Road. Then we ride over to the new trail above Double Tree in Oak Park. This leads us back to the bottom of Suicide and back into Oak Park (is that the real name?). Then, instead of backtracking the way we came, there is a new trail just off Falling Star that gets us back to the area above North Ranch and then we backtrack to our cars. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4, Technical Rating = T4, 15 Miles, About 4 Hours
, Ride Leader: Randy

Directions:   Exit the 101 Freeway on Westlake Blvd and head north for about 4.2 miles. Turn right onto Lang Ranch Parkway (just before Avenida de Los Arboles). The trailhead is about 300 yards east of Westlake Blvd on Lang Ranch Parkway, just before the park on the left side.

Saturday, September 26: Las Llajas/Devil's Canyon/Johnson Mtwy/Chumash.   We will start at the bottom of Chumash Trail and ride on the street to Las Llajas Canyon, where we climb a gentle fireroad with 530 ft of elevation gain over 3.5 miles. At this point we will turn up the steep Oil Well Road until we reach Rocky Peak Fireroad. Here we can take a break to catch our breath and regroup.  We will then head east a bit to start our descent along Devil's Canyon.  This will be 4.5 miles of technical single-track navigating along the exciting canyon floor.  When we reach the end, we will climb out above the 118 Fwy and up through the mansions of Chatsworth to reach Johnson's Motorway. This 2.8 mile climb along a rocky fireroad will get your heart pumping.  After resting at the top, we will ride down to the bottom on Chumash Trail, a mostly firm but often rocky singletrack. Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4, Technical Rating = T4, 18 Miles and 3200 Feet of Climbing , About 4 Hours
, Ride Leader: Charlotte

Directions:   Take the 118 Freeway to the Yosemite Avenue exit in Simi Valley. At the end of the off-ramp proceed north to Flanagan and make a right. Park on the side of the road at the end of Flanagan.

Sunday, September 27: Sycamore: Sin Nombre-2 Foxes-Guadalasca-Backbone.   We start on the connector trail and take it over to the asphalt hill. We then descend to the Sycamore Canyon Fire Road, pick up the Sin Nombre ST & merge back into the main FR. Then we’ll ride the Two Foxes ST & take a right onto the Wood Canyon FR. We continue to the base of Guadalasco, climb it, and come down the Backbone ST to the main FR. We begin our return by going up the main FR, up Two Foxes, up Sin Nombre, up the main fire road, up the asphalt hill. From the top it’s a short ride back to the cars. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5, Technical Rating = T3.5, 18 Miles and 1600 Feet of Climbing , About 3 Hours
, Ride Leader: Bob

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway to the Wendy exit in Newbury Park. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south on Wendy until it dead-ends at Potrero Road. Park in the adjacent dirt parking area.

Wednesday, September 30: Weekday Morning Ride.   Are you free during the week for a ride? Come join us for our new weekday morning rides, to be held once a week. The location of the the ride will be determined 1 to 2 days in advance. If the weather is expected to be cool, we'll ride at one of our regular inland spots. If it looks like it's going to be a scorcher, we'll find somewhere cooler! The location will be announced on the eGroup (http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/North_Ranch_Mtn_Bikers/) the evening before the ride at the latest. The expected difficulty will be about E3-T3, but the ride route will be determined at the trailhead and may be a little easier or more difficult than this. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3, Technical Rating = T3, About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Steve

Saturday, October 3: Santa Ana River Trail.   Simply put, this is one of the longest, best singletracks in this or any other region!!! Besides being such a beautiful singletrack ride in the pines it also just about the most fun that one can have on two wheels…at least legally! We’ll hit the SART just east of the quaint hamlet of Angeles Oaks. From here, we’ll be crossing creeks, curving through pine groves and roller-coasting over knolls. It’s not until a third of the way through the ride that you’ll notice you’ve been ascending most of the way. After crossing Glass Road we’ll gently climb some more while taking in the excellent views. Our turn around spot is at the South Fork Parking Picnic Area. On the return trip the trail rocks and rolls as you duck and dodge trees, stones and Manzanita. In fact, by the time you reach Middle Control Road you’ll have a silly grin plastered on your face that stretches from ear to ear. Then it’s a near 3 mile climb back out to the cars on fireroad. Note: This trail is fairly narrow with some steep drop-offs at times. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E5, Technical Rating = T5, 28 Miles, About 6 Hours
, Ride Leader: Tamara

Directions:   Take I-10 east and exit at Alabama Street in the city of Redlands, at Lugonis Avenue (Hwy 38) head Northeast, toward the mountain. Drive about 18 to 20 miles before you reach Angelus Oaks--the Oaks Restaurant is on the left-hand side of the road. We park in the back area, where the Post Office parking lot is. The drive is about 80 to 90 miles and takes about 1¾ to 2 hours so allow plenty of time to get there. It is so worth the drive. If you plan to go let me know so we can arrange carpooling.

Sunday, October 4: Grout Bay/Gray's Peak.   Moderate ride on singletrack with a bit of fire road in beautiful, but sandy open forest with views of Big Bear lake. We’ll leave Fawnskin to warm up on about half a mile of pavement to the Grays Peak Trailhead. It’s 5 miles and 1000 feet of elevation gain to the top of Greys Peak (7940 ft. elevation); from there we return down 2 miles of fantastic, moderately-technical singletrack to a fireroad. From there we head to Hanna Flat Campground on singletrack and then return to the cars on singletrack.  Route in Google Earth (kml file).  Weather. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3, Technical Rating = T3, 16 Miles and 1900 Feet of Climbing , About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Louisa

Directions:   Some will be coming from the campground near Angeles Oaks and will continue up CA-38 to Fawnskin (about 36 miles/ 47 mins). For those driving up from the TO/LA area, take the CA-210 E and exit onto CA-330 N. Merge onto CA-18 and take CA-38 N to Fawnskin (133 miles/2.5 hrs from TO). Park in the triangle in front of the fire station in Fawnskin.

NIGHT RIDES

Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday Nights.  See Summary Section of the Newsletter for meeting times, ride times are 15 minutes later. The lengths of all rides are between 10 & 15 miles with ride times of 1.5 - 2.5 hours. Lights are needed for the months of September to May. During the summer months they may not be needed, but it's a good idea to bring them just in case there's a delay. The specific routes taken for the night rides will be determined at the trailhead.

Meeting Locations for Evening Rides:

Calabasas Peak at Night.   Take the 101 Fwy to Valley Circle/Mulholland Dr. exit. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south (towards the ocean). Continue south on Mulholland and make a right on Valmar which becomes Old Topanga Canyon Rd. Continue on Old Topanga which will join Mulholland Hwy briefly and then continue on the left. Follow Old Topanga about 1.5 miles and look for the Calabasas Peak trail head on the right across from Summit to Summit trail.

Lang Ranch/Sunset at Night.   Heading north on the 23 toward Simi, get off at Sunset Blvd and turn right. Continue straight until just before you get to the guard shack. Park in the lot on the right.

MTB Backbone from Kanan at Night.   Take the 101 Freeway to the Kanan exit in Agoura Hills. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south toward the ocean. Take Kanan for several miles until you reach the third tunnel. Park in the paved parking area just before the tunnel.

MTB Cheeseboro at Night.   Take the 101 Freeway to the Chesebro exit in Agoura. Head north and make a right on Chesebro Road. Follow the narrow road one-mile and turn right at the park entrance. Park in the lower, paved parking lot (the gate to the upper lot is closed and locked at sunset).

MTB Dos Vientos at Night.   From the 101 freeway, turn south onto Wendy Drive, towards the ocean. Continue for about 0.7 miles and turn right at Borchard Rd and head West 0.5 miles. Turn left on to S. Reino Rd taking this South for about a mile passing Maurice Dr. On your left as you pass Paseo de Leon will be a Church parking lot. We will meet there.

MTB Grasslands at Night.   Take the 101 Freeway to the Lost Hills Road exit in Calabasas. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south toward the ocean. Park in the lot for DeAnza Park located on the northwest corner of Lost Hills and Las Virgenes Roads.

MTB Grasslands/MCSP/Las Virgenes View.   Take the 101 Freeway to the Lost Hills Road exit in Calabasas. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south toward the ocean. Park in the lot for DeAnza Park located on the northwest corner of Lost Hills and Las Virgenes Roads.

MTB Johnson's Motorway.   Take the 118 Fwy and exit at Topanga Blvd. in Chatsworth. Head North and it will end immediately. Turn left onto Poema Place (don't accidentally turn onto the Freeway on ramp.) Drive West up Poema Place and park about 100 yards before the guard gate.

MTB Lang Ranch/Albertson at Night.   Exit the 101 Freeway on Westlake Blvd and head north for about 3 miles. When you go past the North Ranch Community Center you will go downhill and the first traffic light is at the corner of Westlake and Lang Ranch Parkway. Turn right onto Lang Ranch Parkway and drive about 0.8 miles to where the pavement ends and Albertson Fire Road begins.

MTB Las Virgenes Canyon at Night.   From the 101, exit Las Virgenes and turn North (away from the ocean). Proceed approximately one mile to the dead end.

MTB Reseda at Night.   Due to the extra drive, we will meet @ 6:15 and ride by 6:30. Meeting place: Take the 101 Freeway to the Reseda Blvd. exit in Tarzana. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south (towards the ocean). Continue up Reseda and park at the Caballero trailhead. Trailhead is on the left. If you pass the Braemar Country Club you’ve gone too far.

MTB Space Mountain at Night.   Take the 101 Freeway to the Moorpark Road exit in Thousand Oaks. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south toward the ocean. Take Moorpark till it dead-ends at Greenmeadow Avenue and park in the dirt lot on the right.

MTB Sycamore Canyon at Night.   Take the 101 Freeway to the Wendy exit in Newbury Park. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south on Wendy until it dead-ends at Potrero Road. Park in the adjacent dirt parking area.

MTB Triunfo Canyon Trail at Night.   Exit the 101 Freeway going south on Westlake Blvd. Go south for about a mile and then turn west (right) on Triunfo Canyon Road. This will lead you to Triunfo Park. Turn left onto Tamarack St and turn into the second parking lot on the left. We start at the far west end of the park.

MTB Wildwood at Night.   Take the Lynn Road exit, off of the 101 Fwy in Thousand Oaks, and go north until you come to Avenida De Los Arboles. Turn left and go about 1 mile to the end. From Simi Valley, go west on the 118 Fwy and then south when it turns into the 23 Fwy. Get off on Avenida De Los Arboles and go right for about 2 miles to the end. Hang a U-turn at the end (watch for opposing traffic) and then turn right into the dirt parking lot.

Trippet Ranch to Overlook at Night.   Take the 101 Fwy to the Topanga Blvd exit. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south (towards the ocean). Continue up Topange approx. 5 miles until you reach Entrada which is the entrance to the park on the left. Follow Entrada to the park entrance.

HIKES

Tuesday, September 22: WINE & CHEESE SUMMER ENDING CELEBRATION.   Fall will begin at 2:18 p.m., so we will be saying good bye to summer and welcoming the coming of fall with a fun hike and celebration!  We have shared many beautiful sunsets, watched lots of deer, bunnies, and frogs...all while exercising in the great outdoors. What better way to end the Summer than with a Wine & Cheese celebration at Susan's house after a short hike in Cheeseboro!!  First we will meet and do a short hike in Cheeseboro.  This will be a shorter hike that will take us on a route we don't ride.  After the hike we will head over to Susan's house where we will crack open some wine, share cheese and snacks as we say "good bye" to summer 2008.   Bring something to share for this fun evening.  Directions to Susan's will be given out at the trailhead, or you may contact her directly.  Note, this week the hike will start at 6pm, 15 minutes earlier than the usual start.  Meet at 6:00 pm and be ready to depart 15 minutes later. 3 Miles and 650 Feet of Climbing , About 1 Hours , Hike Leader: Susan

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway to the Chesebro exit in Agoura. Head north and make a right on Chesebro Road. Follow the narrow road one-mile and turn right at the park entrance. Park outside of the gate as it closes at sunset.